German shepherd, 21 puppies rescued from living in Bronx veteran’s SUV

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THE BRONX — A German shepherd and 21 puppies are now looking for a forever home after being rescued from a cramped SUV in the Bronx.

According to the Adore-a-Bullie Rescue, the dogs were found living in a Mercedes-Benz belonging to a veteran who is believed to be mentally ill and was living in the car with the dogs.

Most of the dogs went to the rescue to be examined and were either placed in foster care or put up for adoption.

Officials say the conditions the dogs were living in were deplorable, and many of the puppies appeared frail and malnourished.

Rescue workers say the pups are growing stronger and are becoming accustomed to being outside of the car. They are also being watched over by the German shepherd named Bruno.

It is unclear what happened to the veteran or if he or she will face any charges.

The shelter posted on Facebook Monday asking for donors and for those wishing to foster the dogs or adopt them to come forward.